Paddy McGuinness undergoes operation and says it’s ‘such a relief’

PADDY McGuinness has an operation to fix his knee, admitting it was “such a relief” after six months of waiting.

The former Take Me Out host – who now fronts BBC show Top Gear – took to Instagram to reveal he had gone under the knife this week.

Paddy revealed he'd had knee surgery to fix a nasty injury


Paddy revealed he’d had knee surgery to fix a nasty injuryCredit: instagram/mcguinness.paddy
The Top Gear host said it was "such a relief" to have finally got the op


The Top Gear host said it was “such a relief” to have finally understood the opCredit: PA

Paddy, 48, shared a before and after photograph of his knee, showing his left leg wrapped up in a large bandage following the surgery.

The comedian explained that he had a nasty injury last year – but had to put having it fixed on hold after “managing on it” for six months.

“Before and after,” he captioned the post. “Finally got my knee operation done! Been managing with it for 6 months, such a relief to finally get it sorted.

“Few days rest now, then we get this puppy moving! I had a torn lateral meniscus, along with a blue surgical sock. Both were removed successfully.”

Paddy’s friends and his fans chimed in to wish him better in the comments, encouraging him to “do his exercises” and hoping for a “quick recovery”.

“Had the same op 3 years ago, knees have been awesome since, make sure you do your exercises and all will be perfect!” one wrote.

“Wishing you a quick recovery,” a second said, while a third added: “Literally had the same op done on the same day… different leg! Get well soon.”

Paddy headed to his stories to give a further update, explaining he was using his time off in hospital to catch up on some TV.

“Been in hospital for a knee op, thought I’d use the time to catch up on Ozark,” he told his following. “PS. I’m still slightly sedated.”

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Last month, Paddy was seen opening up to his fans about his diagnosis in his TV show alongside wife Christine.

The TV presenter revealed how the weight of having two autistic children made him spiral into a depression that saw him end up in therapy.

In a series of powerful scenes with his wife, Christinethe presenter revealed his fears that twins, Leo and Penelope, eight, and five-year-old Felicity’s diagnosis may mean they never know how much he loves them.

Viewers were left in floods of tears as they watched the couple open up about their family life.

One wrote: “Just watching this and thank you, Paddy and Christine. Tears are coming out because my wife and I have a son who has autism, and he is five – everything you are saying is our life every day.”

Another posted: “Five minutes in and my wife is in tears. The masking part really hit home. Thank you Paddy, Christine and family.”

A third shared: “Paddy and Christine, I was crying. I had flashbacks like Christine as I experienced so many similar challenges.”

Paddy went under the knife to fix the torn meniscus


Paddy went under the knife to fix the torn meniscusCredit: instagram/mcguinness.paddy Paddy McGuinness undergoes operation and says it’s ‘such a relief’


ClareFora is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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